Handmade hair creations company, Rosadior have once again teamed up with some of their favourite suppliers, to create a super-scary Halloween inspiration shoot, and perfect headwear for the Halloween, or Gothic Bride.
The recent photoshoot features one-of-a-kind floral and festive hair pieces, all created, by hand, by Samantha Freeman.
Rosadior was founded by Samantha in 2014, she is a vintage lover who also created the UK’s first china hire business, Idyllic Days in 2005.
That business saw her become the chosen to supplier to events and charity balls held by A- list celebrities such as Elton John and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Samantha sold the vintage crockery hire company in 2009 to focus on raising her young children.
Rosadior is Samantha’s latest creative venture and true passion; creating realistic faux flower accessories for pin up girls, burlesque belles, boho brides and flower loving fashionistas alike.
Her inspiration behind the shoot comes from a varied range of sources – including sultry vintage pin up girls and even the snow queen, with pieces incorporating skulls, feathers, red roses and even pumpkins!
“I wanted this Halloween-styled shoot to be fun and a little fabulously frightening,” the Surrey-based bespoke hair accessories creator, said.
“My inspiration came from retro pin-ups of the 1940s and 1950s, gothic beauties and the icy snow queen.”
“Halloween is one of the few times in the year when you can go all out and let your dark side out and have fun dressing up.”
“So that’s just what we did! And what fun we had…there was much laughter, growling, scowling, pumpkin throwing and general mayhem!”
“With the Halloween inspiration shoot I wanted to celebrate the origins of Halloween rather than go down the blood and gore route.”
“Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition, but has a fascinating history.”
It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.”
“Over time, Halloween evolved into a spectacular, community-based event.”
“In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.”
Samhain (pronounced sow-in) marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death.”
“Celts believed that on the night before the ‘new year,’ the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.”
“On the night of October 31st, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.”
“In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, (Celtic priests), to make predictions about the future.”
“It was thinking about Halloween’s spooky and interesting history that inspired the hair pieces I created and the overall look and ambience we wanted for the photoshoot.”
The Halloween inspiration shoot features the talents of Janey Anna Photography, dresses by Lisa Sheridan, hair by Mark Lewis and make up by Viktoria Kohl, and also sees vintage performer Dawn Gracie, along with Sandy Ferguson, modelling.
Rosadior’s Halloween collection can be viewed by visiting: www.rosadior.co.uk.
Red rose and skull
This piece for me, symbolises the life and death, with the stunning blood red roses being life and the skull being death.
Skull and feathers
I wanted to create something that didn’t have any flowers in it – a tough call for me, and I love working with feathers.
Especially black ostrich feathers! They were raven black and shimmered almost blue in the light.
Black floral fascinator
Black is not dull or ugly, it’s elegant and I wanted to showcase that.
In this piece, I used stunning black Phalaenopsis orchids, dendrobium orchids, lonicera leaves and nerine lily.
Black floral garland:
Again, I wanted to celebrate the beauty of ‘ black’ by creating a dark autumnal wreath using black velvet and silk roses, spider gerberas, peony, giant ball chrysanthemums and an array of leaves and twigs.
I chose talented individuals that Jane (the photographer) and I have worked with before, so they understand the relaxed and organic way in which myself and Jane work.
They worked well together to create my last shoot, and I just had to call upon their services again and as I expected, they didn’t disappoint.
Photographer: Jane Geoghagan – Janey Anna Photography
Hair Accessories & Styling: Sam Freeman Rosadior
Hair: Mark Lewis
Make-Up: Viktoria Khol
Dresses: Lisa Sheridan
Models: Dawn Gracie & Sally Ferguson
Thank you so much to the team for sharing this SPOOK-tacular halloween inspiration for those wanting something a little alternative whether for their Wedding , Event or just because…